About Us

Our Story and Mission
Meet Our Team
Our Initiatives
Meet Our Fiscal Agent

The East AlabamaWorks Story

East AlabamaWorks represents a seven-county region covering Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Randolph and Talladega. We are led by local businesses and industry leaders and are one of seven regional councils in the state of Alabama. The council is a coalition of leaders in business and industry, education providers and trainers, and municipalities. Providing short-term and long-term solutions for closing the skills gaps is one of our most important goals. Council members work together to maximize workforce efforts throughout the region and to ensure alignment of resources to address local priorities. The mission of East AlabamaWorks is to ensure there is a pipeline of a skilled and ready workforce to meet the demands of business both now and in the future.

East AlabamaWorks Mission Statement

Our mission is to establish and promote programs and initatives with strategic partners that result in a highly skilled and productive workforce that improves the social and economic quality of life in Region 2.

Meet Our Team

Lisa Morales
Lisa MoralesEast AlabamaWorks, Director
Steve Hildebrant, Alabama Power CompanyEast AlabamaWorks, Chair
Steve Marlowe, Alabama Power CompanyEast AlabamaWorks, Vice Chair
Jack Brim, B. R. Williams Trucking CompanyEast AlabamaWorks, Board Member
Warren Burbank, Honda Manufacturing of AlabamaEast AlabamaWorks, Board Member
Larry Burton, Wellborn CabinetEast AlabamaWorks, Board Member
Gene Cleveland, KTHEast AlabamaWorks, Board Member
Todd Hurst, Hurst Construction CompanyEast AlabamaWorks, Board Member
Christy Knowles, Coosa Valley Medical CenterEast AlabamaWorks, Board Member
Dustin Lawhorn, Inteva ProductsEast AlabamaWorks, Board Member
Tanya Maloney, City of Heflin Industrial and Development BoardEast AlabamaWorks, Board Member
Tim McCartney, McCartney Construction CompanyEast AlabamaWorks, Board Member
Cotina Terry, Quality BeverageEast AlabamaWorks, Board Member
Anthony Whitley, Tyler UnionEast AlabamaWorks, Board Member

Our Initiatives

  • —We monitor the workforce needs of business and industry in the seven county region, then develop/implement practical solutions.
  • —Regional job fairs for immediate hiring needs
  • —Addressing short term and long term training needs
  • —Host Worlds of Work Career Expo
  • —Key mechanism in helping to ensure there is an available pipeline of highly trained workers with relevant skills that Alabama companies want and need

Meet our Fiscal Agent

Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama